The authobiography of a naval officer. Education in the Naval Cadet School and service aboard ship. The First World War in the Baltic. Assignment to a naval mission to the US. Service as a member of Russian naval purchasing commission. The Russian revolution. Travel to Siberia to join the White Army. Kama River Flotilla. Irtysh River Flotilla. The retreat of the White Army and capture by the Bolsheviks. Petrograd in 1920-1921. Service in Soviet institutions under an assumed name. Escape across the Finnish border in 1922.